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Could Touching my Face After BOTOX® Injections Ruin my Results?

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BOTOX (botulinum toxin) is one of the most well-known and popular treatments at our clinic. This treatment smooths out fine lines in the forehead and around the eyes and mouth to provide a more youthful and refreshed appearance overall.

Though wrinkle relaxers are considered safe when performed by the board-certified plastic surgeons at Forma Plastic Surgery, some precautions must be taken to ensure the best results. This includes not touching your face for several hours after your appointment in Scottsdale, AZ.

Want to see the best results from BOTOX? Read below to learn about cosmetic injections and how to care for your skin afterward.

Is BOTOX safe?

BOTOX relaxes the facial muscles that cause fine lines and creases. During BOTOX treatment, a fine needle is used to inject the product directly into targeted areas of the face. The entire process is quick and relatively pain-free.

Botulinum toxin is derived from a bacteria that is highly purified for use in medical and aesthetic procedures. It provides amazing results with few or no side effects when used in small amounts. But because BOTOX is considered dangerous when administered poorly, it must be injected by medical professionals like the specialists at Forma Plastic Surgery.

Why shouldn’t I touch my face after BOTOX?

Our team recommends avoiding touching your face for at least four hours after cosmetic injections. You should also avoid facial massages or similar treatments for a short period. This ensures that the medication is properly distributed throughout the target area and won’t spread around. Additionally, if you touch or press down on your face before the wrinkle relaxer has had a chance to settle in, it can lead to uneven or distorted results.

What about BOTOX side effects?

Most side effects from BOTOX treatment are minor and temporary. You may experience mild redness or swelling at the injection sites. Any discomfort usually subsides within a few hours. Patients can use a cool cloth to reduce any inflammation.

In rare cases, patients experience a headache or muscle weakness. Inform our team about any allergies or previous medical conditions beforehand. We want to ensure the safest and most comfortable experience possible.

How else can I prepare for my BOTOX appointment?

Forma Plastic Surgery can provide a detailed set of instructions for preparing for cosmetic injections in Scottsdale, AZ. We generally recommend the following:

  • Refraining from blood thinning medications: Avoid taking aspirin or other medications that may increase bleeding.

  • Avoid makeup: Try not to wear any makeup or cosmetics around the treatment areas on the day of your appointment.

  • Come ready to relax: Bring reading material or take time for yourself — so you can feel relaxed before the procedure.

  • Ask questions: Our experienced staff is here to answer any questions you may have about wrinkle relaxers before, during, and afterward.

We also make recommendations about follow-up sessions to maintain your refreshed results long-term. With regular touch-ups, BOTOX can last up to four months or more.

Safe and successful BOTOX treatment

Wrinkles around the eyes and mouth don’t have to be permanent. Now you can make the most of your BOTOX treatment in Scottsdale, AZ.

With the right preparation and aftercare, you can keep your skin looking smooth and refreshed all year long. Call Forma Plastic Surgery for an appointment and see why so many people choose us for our skills and gentle approach.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.